Massive Ice Columns Artificially Created In Onouchi Ravine In Ogano, Saitama










Massive ice columns artificially created in Onouchi Ravine in Ogano, SaitamaSAITAMA — Massive ice columns artificially created in Onouchi Ravine in Ogano, Saitama Prefecture, are dazzling visitors to the area.


The columns were made by spraying water over trees on slopes and letting it freeze naturally. The water was drawn from the upper reaches of mountain rivers.

The organizing committee that created the scenery said the ice columns covered an area measuring about 250 meters by about 60 meters. It said this year’s scenery is more powerful and impressive than in past years, thanks to the recent cold spell.

The cold weather continued on Monday in the Kanto region as a cold air mass flew in over the region, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

In the central district of Tokyo, the day’s lowest temperature was -1.9 C. For this reason, Tokyo’s central district experienced eight consecutive days that had frost — when the day’s lowest temperature goes below 0 C — something that had not occurred for 34 years.